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MSI Immerse GV60 streaming mic review and sound comparison

MSI has released its first streaming microphone – the Immerse GV60. While MSI may be best known for hardware like laptops and motherboards, it makes sense to round out its offerings with more peripherals like audio given the popularity of streaming and content creation. With a Blue Yeti-like presence, the $130 MSI Immerse GV60 has sturdy physical controls on the mic, but doesn’t have any software adjustments like some competitors. Be sure to watch the video review to hear how it sounds against the competition.

MSI Immersion GV60: Design

Not that Blue is the only one with this great form of micro USB, but the MSI Immerse GV60 seems very inspired by the Yeti. The Yeti X is slightly larger and has a slightly more premium design due to the odd mesh screen dimple on the front of the GV60.

The GV60 comes with a simple pop filter to place on the metal grille to protect it from plosive speech. Moving further to the front of the mic there are controls for four different polar patterns – stereo, omnidirectional, cardioid and bidirectional mode.

Further down are dials for headphone output volume and microphone volume as well as a mute button.

At the bottom, the GV60 has a 3.5mm headphone output port, a USB-C port for connecting the mic, and a ⅝” threaded stand. The stand is removable, and MSI even includes plugs rubber to clean up the appearance of the mic and protect the wires when the GV60 is mounted on anything other than its stand.

Plug and play setup

With a plug-and-play setup, getting started with the GV60 takes just moments. And with easy-to-find controls on the front of the mic, it’s quick and easy to dial in mic and headphone output levels.

Be sure to watch the review to hear the sound comparison.

MSI Immerse GV60How does it sound?

In my tests, the MSI Immerse GV60 sounds surprisingly good. It’s full without picking up too much room noise in the cardioid setting. It gives a lot of full body presence which makes my voice sound warm. It’s also not as harsh on the treble as some other streaming-focused condenser mics can tend to be. Be sure to watch the video to hear it for yourself.

MSI Immerse GV60 Vs the competition

I decided to compare the MSI Immerse to the Blue Yeti X, which is usually $170 but is on sale for $140 at the time of this review, and the HyperX QuadCast S, which is usually $160 but is currently $120. .

All of these microphones feature four selectable polar patterns, a large overall design with a sturdy stand, and integrated controls for headphone volume and mic gain.

The QuadCast S is the best at isolating desktop impact noise, thanks to the shock mount that the MSI and Blue lack. The QuadCast S seemed to pick up a bit more reverb from my room, but the GV60 and Yeti X made my voice sound a bit fuller and more isolated.

Going back and listening again, it was hard to tell much difference between the MSI and the Yeti X in stock form. The QuadCast sounded a bit harsher and picked up a lot more room noise.

Now the Yeti X also has the power of Logitech’s Blue Voice software which features EQ control as well as other effects to enhance microphone sound. And the QuadCast S has RGB customization that could be appealing to streamers and content creators. But if you’re just looking for a solid microphone, the MSI GV60 is a solid choice based on sound and ease of use.

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Overall, if you’re looking for a great single microphone that sounds great, the MSI Immerse GV60 is a great choice. I would give it an even stronger recommendation if it was closer to the $100 price point, undercutting some of the competition. If you want more features, RGB lighting, or customizable sound, then something like the QuadCast S or Blue Yeti X would better meet those needs.

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